What we offer 

When buying a horse, we always advise that you have any potential purchases thoroughly evaluated by a vet. We offer pre-purchase examinations (vettings) to both existing and external clients, with simple packages and no hidden charges.

We cover a large area for pre purchase examinations.

What does a pre-purchase examination include?

A two stage vetting includes only stages one and two whereas a five stage vetting includes all that stages.

Stage one- Preliminary examination

This involves assessing the horses conformation, listening to its heart, checking eyes and assessing any lumps and bumps.

Stage two - Walk and trot in-hand

The horse is walked and trotted in-hand on a hard surface. Flexion tests are performed of all four limbs and trotting on a circle on a hard surface is performed if it is safe to do so.  This is where a two stage vetting would stop.

Stage three - Exercise phase

This horse is ridden to give sufficient exercise to assess the horses wind and increased heart rate and gait.

Stage four - Period of rest

The vet will observe the horse whilst it recovers from the exercise phase.

Stage five - Second trot up

The horse is trotted up again +/- flexion tests. This allows for any signs of strains or injuries made evident by the exercise and rest phases. A blood sample is also taken and stored for 6 months. The blood sample can be run by the lab at an extra charge is the purchaser requires.

Added extras and an extra charge:

  • A full or part set of x-rays.

Two stage pre purchase examinations: £125+VAT

Five stage pre purchase examinations: £210+VAT

Visit charges not included.

 

 

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"Jon Herrod-Taylor has been my vet for the past 24 years, and has exceeded my expectations. During that time he has dealt with over a hundred horses, from stud work and castration, to some horrendous injuries ... [see more]"
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Pre-purchase exams

When buying a horse, we always advise that you have any potential purchases thoroughly evaluated by a vet. We offer pre-purchase examinations (vettings) to both existing and external clients, with simple packages and no hidden charges.

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In an emergency

Our service operates on the same phone number 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you need us call 01837 214004 - a recording asks you to press 2 to be connected to our out of hours answering service. The direct dial number for our out of hours answering service is - 01209 823126

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